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The Bletchley Circle 

In 1952, four women who worked at the wartime code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, reunite to track down a serial killer.
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Series cast summary:
Rachael Stirling ...  Millie 7 episodes, 2012-2014
Julie Graham ...  Jean 7 episodes, 2012-2014
Sophie Rundle ...  Lucy 7 episodes, 2012-2014
Anna Maxwell Martin ...  Susan 5 episodes, 2012-2014
Mark Dexter ...  Timothy 5 episodes, 2012-2014
Hattie Morahan ...  Alice 4 episodes, 2014
Faye Marsay ...  Lizzie 4 episodes, 2014
Nick Blood ...  Ben Gladstone 4 episodes, 2014
Ed Birch Ed Birch ...  Harry 3 episodes, 2012
Michael Gould Michael Gould ...  Deputy Commissioner Wainwright 3 episodes, 2012
Elliot Kerley Elliot Kerley ...  Sam 3 episodes, 2012
Jocelyn Macnab Jocelyn Macnab ...  Claire 3 episodes, 2012
Steven Robertson ...  Crowley 3 episodes, 2012
Kieran Bew ...  Clerk on Train 2 episodes, 2012
Simon Chandler ...  Solicitor 2 episodes, 2014
Edyta Budnik ...  Elishka 2 episodes, 2014
Matthew Cullum Matthew Cullum ...  Constable Barry 2 episodes, 2012
Brana Bajic Brana Bajic ...  Marta 2 episodes, 2014
Orestes Sophocleous ...  Lazzru Magros 2 episodes, 2014
Joanne Adams Joanne Adams ...  Guard 2 episodes, 2014
Anastasia Hille ...  Angela 2 episodes, 2012
Mabel Watson Mabel Watson ...  Claire 2 episodes, 2014
Freddie Anness-Lorenz Freddie Anness-Lorenz ...  Sam 2 episodes, 2014
Richard Huw Richard Huw ...  Doctor 2 episodes, 2014
John Lightbody ...  Sergeant George 2 episodes, 2012
Paul Ritter ...  Masters 2 episodes, 2014
Thomasin Rand Thomasin Rand ...  Mary 2 episodes, 2012
James Weaver James Weaver ...  Soldier 2 episodes, 2014
Simon Williams ...  Cavendish 2 episodes, 2012
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During WWII, men and women working at Bletchley Park played a vital role, breaking the codes used by the German military. Nine years later, former codebreaker Susan is a housewife and mother, but she continues to recognize patterns that surround her in everyday life. When a series of women are brutally murdered around London, Susan sees a pattern emerging. However, when a police-search for what Susan believes to be an overlooked victim turns up nothing, she realizes she cannot solve this puzzle alone. Enlisting three former Bletchley Park colleagues: Millie, Lucy, and Jean; Susan knows they have little time to break this code before the killer strikes again. Written by L. Hamre

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Irritating Femscist fantasy
16 May 2019 | by RichardvonLustSee all my reviews

If you enjoy watching hours of sexist propaganda then this is the show for you. Every single woman is positively depicted; either as a genius, strong minded, unusually gifted or simply as a manipulated victim of men - literally all of whom are shown in a negative light one way or another. This is not just Feminism as several reviewers have noted. Rather it is the pronounced and repeated assertion that women are intrinsically good, intelligent and strong whilst men are either bad, stupid or weak. Whilst Feminism calls quite rightly for gender equality, this 21st century 'Femscist' interpretation contends that women are superior in every respect and should always be obeyed - even if their thoughts are without any factual or scientific basis but simply based upon 'female intuition' - that sublime universal force that plainly outsmarts even Nature itself.

I couldn't watch beyond the first episode as my nausea was too strong. But I am sure that its shortcomings are representative of the whole series as other reviewers have commented. The whole idea of a vicious sex murderer following a subconscious pattern in choosing the locations of his crimes is a bit loopy in the first place. But the instant availability after 13 years without contact of four old women friends to just drop everything in their lives and pursue an unknown murderer stretches the imagination even further. They deceive their husbands in order to do this but that relationship dishonesty is not even discussed let alone criticised. Children are farmed out to friends, husbands are left to themselves and any employers are simply ignored. All is possible for our four genius heroes.

It is an education to watch this effluent and all readers are encouraged to do so. Then look at the media around you, look on the streets and in the shops. And ask yourselves just how far has Femscism progressed in our every day lives - and just how far does it go in the future? Shame on those who took part in this show.


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